Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nuclear fuel swap deal could be the first step towards boosting and reorganizing cooperation between Iran, Brazil and Turkey.
He made the remarks at a trilateral meeting in Tehran on Monday to clinch an agreement on a nuclear fuel swap deal.
The session was attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
President Ahmadinejad further said cooperation among the three nations can play a pivotal role in international developments.
He underscored Iran, Turkey and Brazil are economic, political and cultural heavyweights whose mutual cooperation can open up tremendous opportunities for them as well as for other nations.
He also highlighted efforts to set the stage for nations to reclaim their rights and secure their interests.